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Higher levy may cripple Delhi airport: IATA

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has objected to the proposed increase in Delhi airport charges, which it said would make Delhi the most expensive airport in Asia.
Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAR 07, 2012 09:20 PM IST

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has objected to the proposed increase in Delhi airport charges, which it said would make Delhi the most expensive airport in Asia.

The Airports Economic Regulatory Authority (Aera) has recommended a 340% hike in airport tariffs from April, against a 874% hike sought by Delhi International Airport Pvt Ltd, Delhi airport’s private operator.

“One critical factor for Delhi is its ability to compete for transit traffic with the likes of Dubai, Singapore, Hong Kong and Bangkok. As such, Delhi’s tariffs should be comparable if not lower than the tariffs at these airports,” IATA said.

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